Contents tagged with Leopard

  • Spain to deliver Leopard tanks and ammunition to Ukraine by June

    Defence Minister Margarita Robles has confirmed that Spain will deliver a new batch of Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine by the end of June, along with various types of ammunition, according to a statement released by her department on Monday, reports El Mundo.

    The minister emphasised the "important efforts" Spain is already making, highlighting in particular the training of Ukrainian soldiers.

    Previously, Spain had delivered promised Patriot air defence system missiles to Ukraine

    Additionally, …

  • Spain to send additional Leopard tanks to bolster Ukraine's defense capabilities

    Spain is preparing to dispatch a new shipment of combat tanks to Ukraine, reports Infodefensa citing sources within the country's defense ministry. The delivery will consist of 19 Leopard 2A4 tanks, set to be readied at the Santa Bárbara Sistemas factory in Alcalá de Guadaíra, Seville. The delivery is slated to be in two parts: ten tanks by the end of June, followed by a further nine in September.

    The direction for the provision was given by Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, who, …

  • Germany's Green Party: Ukraine's Leopard tanks in need of urgent repair

    Out of the 18 Leopard 2A6 tanks supplied by Germany to Ukraine, only a small portion remains combat-ready, said Sebastian Schäfer, the Green Party budget expert, calling for immediate measures to repair them. "Unfortunately, it must be noted that only a very small portion of the tanks supplied to Ukraine remains suitable for combat. The repair process takes a long time because there is a shortage of components at the repair plant in Lithuania," the dpa agency quoted Schäfer's letter sent to …

  • Kyiv asks Berlin to triple the number of Leopard tanks supplied to Ukraine

    Kyiv asks Germany for even more tanks. "First of all, the Ukrainian army needs a much larger number of Western tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other armored vehicles," said Andriy Melnyk, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister and former ambassador to Germany, in an interview with Der Tagesspiegel.

    He explained that due to the loss of some transferred weapons in battles, "each Leopard 2 is literally worth its weight in gold for the decisive offensive" of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. According …

  • Germany to send another shipment of Leopard tanks to Ukraine

    Germany will begin the delivery of several dozen Leopard tanks of the 1A5 modification to the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the middle of the year, said in an interview with La Vanguardia German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius.

    Pistorius noted that Berlin kept its promise and in March delivered over 18 modern Leopard 2A6 and 40 Marder infantry fighting vehicles, as well as other military aid packages, including the necessary spare parts and ammunition.

    "The delivery of the Leopard 1A5 battle …

  • German Defense Minister: Ukraine will have 6 battalions of Leopard tanks

    NATO countries will deliver to Ukraine two battalions of Leopard 2 tanks, as well as four battalions of Leopard 1. In total, this is 160 tanks, said German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius in an interview for the newspaper Die Welt.

    According to him, Germany, Poland, and other allies will send Ukraine two battalions of Leopard 2 consisting of 60 tanks. And by the end of the year, four battalions of Leopard 1 - 100 tanks will be added to them.

    At the same time, the minister noted that it is …

  • Germany delivers 18 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine

    According to the German weekly Der Spiegel, 18 Leopard 2 battle tanks, which the German government promised to provide to Kyiv, have already been delivered to Ukraine. The last tanks from this shipment left Germany at the end of last week and were handed over to Ukrainian representatives at the border, writes Der Spiegel, citing its sources. In addition, Ukraine has already received about 40 Marder infantry fighting vehicles.

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in late January, after months of …

  • Leopard tanks from Germany and Portugal will be delivered to Ukraine by the end of March

    The Leopard main battle tanks, promised by Germany and Portugal, will be delivered to Ukraine before the end of March, said German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius, reports Spiegel.

    "I can tell you that I have just learned that 18 German Leopard 2A6 tanks and three Portuguese tanks could arrive in Ukraine this month," Pistorius said on the sidelines of a meeting of EU defense ministers in Sweden.

    By that time, the Ukrainian tank crews will complete the necessary training and will be ready to …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador to France: Kyiv will receive 321 tanks from the West

    Ukraine will receive 321 tanks from Western partners as part of military assistance, which will help it resist the aggression of the Russian Federation, said the Ukrainian Ambassador to France Vadym Omelchenko, reports the French TV channel BFM TV.

    "We need this help as soon as possible," he said.

    The diplomat also added that the delivery time depends on the type of tank and the manufacturing country.

    "If you wait until August or September, it will be too late," Omelchenko summed up. …

  • Defense Minister Reznikov: Ukrainian tank crews begin training on German Leopard 2 tanks as discussions about their delivery continue

    Even though the meeting of Ukrainian representatives with Western allies in Ramstein ended without news about the delivery of tanks to Ukraine, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov promised "continuation".

    US President Joe Biden said, in response to a question whether he supported the idea of Poland sending German tanks to Ukraine, that Kyiv would receive all the necessary assistance to fight the Russian army.

    Ukraine's ambassador to the UK, Vadym Prystaiko, said in an interview with …